5 ways to motivate your staff

5 Ways to Motivate Your Staff

If you want to motivate your staff, give or promise them something of value, and then follow through on your promise. There’s no shortage of scholarly research that shows that people generally respond better to positive reinforcement. There may be a place for negativity – threats and punishment – but I personally don’t know of …

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Employee Time Off – Things To Consider

Employee Time Off – Things To Consider

When did ‘time off’ change so dramatically? It used to be called holidays, and sickies for pretty much anything else! Nowadays we have sabbaticals, jury service, dependent leave, flexible working and much more. Long gone are the days of stay-at-home mums and men only in the workplace, in fact quite the reverse can now be …

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Time Management 100 Years Ago

Time Management 100 Years Ago

My tenure as admin manager for a non-profit pretty much straddled the transition from the analog to the digital age. When I took over, one of the annual rituals we engaged in was the Ordering of the Calendars, at the time one of the most valuable time management tools available. Many of the professional staff, …

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Putting the Pieces Together

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Easier said than done. Most of us are obsessed with appearances; the outer layer is the first thing people see, after all. The aesthetics must be pleasing to the eye. But what is it that really makes things work just right? What keeps everything running like clockwork? When …

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Things to Check Before an Employee Goes On Vacation

Long ago, before there were cell phones, during my first real job after college, I was assigned to fill in for a co-worker who was going on vacation. I sat with her and she showed me everything that was going on. She told me she wasn’t going anywhere special, just hosting relatives coming to the …

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Prevent Employee Vacation Scheduling Nightmares

Back in the 1990s, I worked for a non-profit in New York City and reported directly to the president. On my first day back after a business trip, I came in early for a breakfast meeting with him, and he gave me an exciting project. “No problem,” I told him. “I’ll put my best person …

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A relaxed worker is an efficient worker

Hurrah, time off work. Thank goodness, you can relax after working your butt off for the last few months. Oooh….what to do? Perhaps go on vacation, see the family or maybe even catch up with all the DIY that you have been promising to do, but just haven’t found the time. Or maybe you just …

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Why Employee Vacation Is Important To Your Business

In this stressful, goal-driven world we live in, it is often hard for employees to drag themselves away from their work commitments. In our current economic climate, many employees worry that their presence might not be missed, and in turn, that their employer will realise that they work just as efficiently without them.

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CakeHR V2 launched – HR Software. Simplified.

Today is a big day – we are launching CakeHR V2! Originally we came out of Beta over a year ago and have been working hard to build both our client base & feature set. It’s been an awesome process, not without it’s issues but we’ve come a long way and about six months since …

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